Entries by Matt McDonald

The Gold Coast MPs behind the push to dump Malcolm Turnbull

Federal Gold Coast MPs have overwhelmingly backed Peter Dutton over Malcolm Turnbull in a dramatic day in Canberra. Malcolm Turnbull decided to bring the leadership issue to a head at a meeting of Liberal MPs this morning with Peter Dutton opting to put his hand up for the top job. Mr Turnbull narrowly survived the […]

Mayor warns tyre dumping ‘grubs’ they will be caught

Mayor Tom Tate has urged Gold Coast residents to be vigilant and dob in anyone dumping illegal tyres after a spate of incidents. More than 2000 tyres have been dumped on the northern Gold Coast in the last five months with Coomera, Stapylton, Ormeau and Norwell the favoured dumping grounds. Mayor Tate says enough is […]

Gold Coast ferry service moves a step closer

The Gold Coast is closer to having its own ferry service with the Gold Coast Waterways Authority throwing its support behind the plan. Mayor Tom Tate met with Waterways officials yesterday to outline his plans, with the Authority backing the idea. Council last month unveiled a proposal for a 12-stop ferry service on the Broadwater […]

Two winners share Powerball’s massive $100 million jackpot

UPDATE @11.00AM | IT’S been revealed one of the mystery $100 million Powerball winners purchased their ticket in the Canterbury-Bankstown region. The lucky winner will share the record-breaking jackpot with another person from Victoria but it appears both winners are completely oblivious to their $50 million good fortune. The southern Sydney entry was not registered […]

Hinterland road blocked after truck rollover

A truck has rolled over in the Gold Coast hinterland blocking Tamborine Mountain Rd. The accident happened around 8.15am near Thunderbird Park. Paramedics are currently assessing the driver of the truck for minor injuries. It’s not clear what caused the accident. Police are urging motorists to avoid the area. More to come